Adopting A Friend
To foster or adopt one of our dogs, use the following application. We suggest you send us an application to be preapproved. If preapproved, you may be able to take your dog home that day!
HOULAGANS' REST ADOPTION OR FOSTER APPLICATION
You must be 21 years or older to apply.
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Come Visit Us
SEE OUR DOGS EVERY SUNDAY - NOON - 3 PM:
PetSmart, 1276 Carmia Way, Richmond, VA 23235
SEE OUR PUPPIES (WHEN AVAILABLE) AND DOGS EVERY SUNDAY - NOON - 3 PM:
SOUTHERN STATES, 1200 ALVERSER DRIVE, MIDLOTHIAN, VA 23113
HIKE A HOULAGAN (HaH):
A new program for us, HaH (really, that's a fitting acronym I'm betting) will build confidence for dogs who need it to reconnect with folks. This isn't about strict obedience classes. It's about leash walking a rescue on a trail, maintaining control of the dog, gently correcting the dog (c'mon, you know they will be excited to trot, leap, gambol, sniff - it's like walking a furry game fish), praising the dog, and helping the pup move forward.
Ok. You're feeling a little adventurous, "Sign me up for that cruise!" Email Houlagans. (email@example.com). We'll send you an application to volunteer (No, it's not a big deal!). You will need to sign a waiver (hiking can be dangerous). You will need to sign a statement that you have never been convicted of animal cruelty under any animal statute (Meanies beware and it's the law). You will need hiking shoes (four footers can make two footers feel clumsy!). You will need a backpack to carry a snack, water and a little bowl for your hiking buddy (Oh! And your snack, water, etc).
Finally, you will need to guard your heart. There are hopeful, eager pups waiting for one-on-one time with a person. They lean in to gentle touches. They lock onto kind eyes. They romp around when a kindred romper offers fellowship.
HaH! Let's take a hike!
Where: Powhatan State Park on dog approved trails.
When: Any given Saturday. We can be pretty flexible.
How: Email, apply, sign. Let's talk dogs to match you up with a Houlagan. Meet you at the park!
What: Shorter trails that won't hurt the pups - they aren't in trail shape. This should be a half day activity.
Who: You, dog, Houlagans' group leader. Groups will be small for the time being.
Check us out on facebook: Hike a Houlagan
Email for an application to HAH - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Walk for a Dog program is a dog-powered fundraising tool for animal shelters and rescues.
Take your Walk for a Dog!
Support your local animal organization simply by walking your dog! Use the app each time you grab for the leash. It’s healthy for you, your dog, and your favorite shelter or rescue.
Click “Get the App” at the top of the web page, install the free Android or iPhone app, and start taking your Walk for a Dog every day. You can change the shelter or rescue you are walking for in the setup tab of the app for iPhone users, or in the settings menu for Android users. Be sure to encourage your selected animal organization to get the word out! The more people walking for a shelter or rescue, the more we can donate.